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#tallship – The visit of the Tall Ships to Belfast from July 2nd to 5th was anticipated with an enthusiasm which was fully justified by the numbers which became involved. Sixty vessels of all sizes assembled on both sides of the River Lagan in the rejuvenated docklands area and the Titanic Quarter, with a goodly sprinkling of the Class A full-rigged ships dominating the scene. And in a well-organised shoreside transport scheme involving Park & Ride centres in the suburbs, the people were able to get to the clean new quaysides in their thousands, in their tens of thousands, in their hundreds of thousands – indeed, it's reckoned that when those who clustered along the shores of Belfast Lough to watch yesterday's departing Parade of Sail are added in, well over half a million people were involved.

At the many events in Belfast Docks, organisers Sail Training International reported that the number of people making a point of personally going aboard one of the Tall Ships was unprecedented at any port since the international programme was launched way back in 1956, underlining the great interest there is in these ships, and what they do. In future discussions on Afloat.ie, we'll be looking at how the success of this event will affect the re-development of a proper sail training programme in Ireland north and south. But for now, with the Sail Training Races 2015 started this afternoon off Portrush on the north coast after the fleet had sailed there from yesterday's departure from Belfast Lough, W M Nixon recalls some memories from the Parade of Sail.

It's something of a triumph of hope over experience expecting to see fleets of Tall Ships becoming veritable Cathedrals of Sail when they're proceeding seaward for their first race after several days of assembling and partying like crazy in some hospitable port. Even with the ten or so miles of open water which Belfast Lough provided before the boats headed into the North Channel yesterday afternoon to proceed to today's start of the Tall Ships first race of the 2015 programme to Alesund in Norway, there's little enough room for the biggest ships to start shaking out the canvas and engaging in anything approaching close quarters manoeuvring.

Then too, in some cases Belfast will have seen crew changes, and the ship's officers – who may themselves just be ever so slightly partied out – will be reluctant to put fresh untested crewmen through all their paces in the first day out, and all of it under observation from boats large and small tearing about the lough on spectator missions.

But even without sail set, the best-looking big ships really are astonishingly handsome. As two of the ports for this year's programme are in Norway, the Norwegians were putting on the style with the presence of three famous full-rigged ships – the Christian Radich, the Sorlandet, and the Statsraad Lehmkuhl. They'll have left Norway in pristine condition, and clearly their crews were determined to keep them that way for the return home, as their square sails remained resolutely neat, tightly furled as a stockbroker's umbrella, with the ships setting only two or three staysails as they proceeded primly down the laugh.

t2.jpgSuperbly presented....but setting no square sails – two of the Norwegian biggies, with Sorlandet in the foreground. Photo: W M Nixon

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The elegant stern of the Statsraad Lehmkuhl was a joy to behold Photo: W M Nixon

Fortunately we'd the people's choice star of the show to brighten things, the Ecuadorian ship Guayas, game for anything with all sail eventually set, and the usual vast Latin American ensign flying from the mizzen. Guayas is on her first round the world cruise, and she must have been away from home for quite some time already. Let's put that another way. If any international marine paint manufacturer happens to be reading this, may we suggest that you could do yourself a lot of good in worldwide PR by donating many gallons of fresh white paint to the good ship Guayas. Nevertheless if there was an award for party spirit, Guayas would have won it easily.

In terms of square riggers setting the cloth, once again it was the Dutch who set the pace, this time the most enthusiastic being the Morgenster, which is a favourite among Irish trainees. She had her sails up and drawing while still in the Lagan, and looked the part at every stage.

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The popular Morgenster had her square sails set before she cleared the river. Photo: W M Nixon

t5.jpgA Ballyholme Laser sailor takes on the French schooner Etoile – and he kept up with her too.....Photo: W M Nixon

Also quickening many an old salt's heart was the French tops'l schooner Etoile, which with her sister-ship Belle Poule has been sail training French naval cadets for longer than any of us can remember (it's 1932, as it happens) and she continues to be a tidy and manageable size which might be an inspiration for those who think Ireland doesn't absolutely have to have her own Class A vessel.

In terms of vessel numbers, it was of course the smaller fore-and-aft craft which made up the crowd, and observing from aboard the hospitable Peter & Carolyn Minnis's Mitchell 31 powercruiser Blue Echo, our group was particularly taken with the team spirit shown by the cheerful crew on the London-based Oyster 80 Rona II.

As for the presence of the eternal Jolie Brise, those of us who knew that this remarkable vessel was the winner of the first Fastnet Race ninety years ago still find it a wonder to behold the way such a hefty vessel can slip through the water, while those who were seeing the splendid old cutter for the first time were much taken with the Fastnet links.

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The eternal Jolie Brise – this winner of the first Fastnet Race ninety years ago continues to impress with her stylish way through the water. Photo: W M Nixon

t7.jpgBack to life – the superbly restored Huff of Arklow revelling in the sailing on Belfast Lough. Photo: W M Nixon

Equally impressive in her way was the restored Huff of Arklow, the Flying Thirty first built by Jack Tyrrell of Arklow in 1951 to an Uffa Fox design, and now brought back to vigorous new life by Dominic Bridgeman and his group down Plymouth way. She's due back in her first home port of Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday to be an adornment of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 and we'll look at her in more detail in the near future, but meanwhile rest assured that she cut a real dash in Belfast Lough on Sunday.

And finally, with the fleet now on their way towards Norway from today's start area off Portrush, it was more than appropriate that the last little boat we diverted towards for have a looksee was the classic Greencastle yawl James Kelly, built by Robin Ruddock and his maritime heritage group in Portrush in honour of the great local boatbuilder who, between 1895 and 1910, built many notable craft including three Dublin Bay 21s and seven Howth 17s. The James Kelly is one jaunty little craft, and she was sailing like a witch.

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Gallant little boat. The Greencastle yawl James Kelly was brought down from Portrush to salute the Tall Ships on Belfast Lough. Photo: W M Nixon

Published in Tall Ships

#TBSC - Tralee Bay Sailing Club hosted the UK Sailmakers Ireland team of Des McWilliam and Graham Curran on the water for two days of coaching this past weekend (13-14 June).

A series of 16 races was run over the two-day event in Fenit, where a lot was learned and plenty of fun was had by all, as the video above can attest! A photo gallery of the weekend is also available HERE.

Published in News Update

#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises of the most recent list of approved training course providers under STCW 78.

These providers are approved to provide training for the various ancillary courses under the provisions of the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 (STCW 78), as amended (including the Manila Amendments of 2010).

Names, addresses and contact details for the various approved training course providers are detailed in the annex to Marine Notice No 1 of 2015, a PDF of which is available to read or download HERE.

It is important to note that this annex is an evolving document and is therefore subject to change. It is recommended that the website be used to see the most recent copy of this Marine Notice. Marine Notice No 33 of 2013 is hereby withdrawn.

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#BelfastLough - Belfast Lough Sailability is on the lookout for new volunteers to assist in its sail training efforts for people with disabilities.

As highlighted in the Carrick Times recently, the Northern Irish charity regularly runs training sessions from its base at Carrickfergus Marina on Belfast Lough, making use of its fleet of specially adapted boats.

But the practical training - provided by a team of qualified instructors as well as a number of disabled sailors - also involves skills useful off the water, such as first aid.

The Carrick Times has more on the story HERE.

Published in Belfast Lough

#Diving - Sea & Sea has been appointed as the British and Irish regional office for American diving training provider Scuba Diving International (SDI), as Divernet reports.

The Devon-based diving gear distributor will also represent SDI's sister business Technical Diving International (TDI) in providing "top-notch training and quality materials" according to Sea & Sea managing director David Millin.

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#RowingIreland: Twenty-two athletes have been invited to join the senior Rowing Ireland training group after the recent Ireland identification trial at the National Rowing Centre. Three athletes - Dave Neale, John Keohane and Cormac Folan - have been named as reporting sick for the trial and are required to show performance. The group will be split into training groups throughout Ireland.

 

HW MEN SENIOR
Aidan McEvoy
Finbar Manning
David Neale
Cormac Folan
John Keohane
 
HW WOMEN- SENIOR
Sanita Puspure
Monika Dukarska
Leonora Kennedy
Lisa Dilleen
Helen Walshe
Eimear Moran
Aifric Keogh
 
LW MEN SENIOR
Paul O'Donovan
Gary O' Donovan
Niall Kenny
Justin Ryan
 
LW- SENIOR
Sinead Jennings
Claire Lambe
Denise Walsh
Orla Hayes
Sarah dolan
Sinead Dolan
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Marine Notice No. 33 of 2013
This Marine Notice Supersedes Marine Notice No. 50 of 2008

Notice to all Shipowners, Fishing Vessel Owners, Agents, Shipmasters, Skippers, Fishermen, Yachtsmen and Seafarers
Approved Training Course Providers under STCW 78/95

The Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) wishes to advise of the current list of Training Course Providers approved to provide training for the various ancillary courses under the provisions of STCW 78/95 as amended.

The Annex to this Marine Notice contains the names, addresses and contact details for the various approved training course providers. The Annex is available on request from the Maritime Safety Directorate or on our website at: www.dttas.ie

It is important to note that this annex is an evolving document and is therefore subject to change. It is recommended that the website is used to see the most recent copy.

Director General,
Maritime Safety Directorate,
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport,
Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.

09/07/2013
Encl. : Annex

For any technical assistance in relation to this Marine Notice, please contact:
The Marine Survey Office, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, tel: +353-(0)1-678 3400.
For general enquiries, please contact the Maritime Safety Policy Division, tel: +353-(0)1-678 3418.
Written enquiries concerning Marine Notices should be addressed to:
Maritime Safety Directorate, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leeson Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland.
email: [email protected] or visit us at: www.dttas.ie

Annex

Training Course Providers approved by Ireland under STCW 78/95 Chapters IV, V and VI

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/I and STCW Code Section A-VI/I Paragraph 2.1.1

BIM Marine Services Division, Tel: 353 (0) 1 214 4100
P.O. Box No 12, Fax: 353 (0) 1 284 1123
Crofton Road, Web: www.bim.ie
Dun Laoghaire, Email: [email protected]
Co. Dublin.

B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected]

B.I.M. Regional Fisheries Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 27 70450
Castletownbere, Fax: + 353 (0) 27 70858
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd., Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Bow Waves, Tel: + 353 (0) 91 560 560
Galway Sailing and Powerboat School, Email: [email protected]
Harbour Enterprise Park, Web: www.bowwaves.com
Galway.

SeaTec Maritime Training Tel: + 353 (0)98 27772
Tawneyamon, Email: [email protected]
Westport,
Co. Mayo.

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/I and STCW Code Section A-VI/I Paragraph 2.1.3

Bord Iascaigh Mhara, (BIM) Tel: + 353 (0) 1 214 4100
P.O. Box No. 12, Fax: + 353 (0) 1 284 1123
Crofton Road, Web: www.bim.ie
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected].ie

B.I.M. Regional Fisheries Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 27 70450
Castletownbere, Fax: + 353 (0) 27 70858
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Irish Sailing Association, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 280 0239
3 Park Road, Email: [email protected]
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin.

SeaTec Maritime Training Tel: + 353 (0) 98 27772
Tawneyamon, Email: [email protected]
Westport,
Co. Mayo.

Firstaider.ie Tel: + 353-(0)1- 2022428
IDEA House Email: [email protected]
Killarney Road Business Park Web: www.firstaider.ie
Killarney Road,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow

Effective Offshore Tel: +353-(0)74-9135999
Unit 3 Ballyconnell Industrial Estate Email: [email protected] Falcarrach,
Co. Donegal

Heartbeat Safety Ltd, Tel: +353-(0)59-8623975
Unit 3, Crookstown Business Park, Email: [email protected]
Crookstown, Web: www.heartbeat.ie
Co. Kildare

Chris Mee Safety Engineering (CMSE) Tel: + 353 (0) 21 4978100
Euro Business Park, Email: [email protected]
Little Island.
Co.Cork

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/I and STCW Code Section A-VI/I Paragraph 2.1.4

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Bow Waves, Tel: + 353 (0) 91 560 560
Galway Sailing and Powerboat School, Email: [email protected]
Harbour Enterprise Park, Web: www.bowwaves.com
Galway.

SeaTec Maritime Training Tel: + 353 (0) 98 27772
Tawneyamon, Email: [email protected]
Westport,
Co. Mayo.

Training for the issue of Certificates in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/I and STCW Code Section A-VI/I Paragraph 2.1.2

Cantwell Keogh & Associates, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 486 4044
Castlewarren Safety Centre, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 437 0934
Barnahely, Email: [email protected]
Ringaskiddy,
Co. Cork

Chris Mee Safety Engineering (CMSE) Tel: + 353 (0) 21 437 5021
Unit 1, Portgate Industrial Park Fax: + 353 (0) 21 437 5060
Raffeen, Email: [email protected]
Ringaskiddy, Web: www.cmse.ie
Co. Cork

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci

B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected]

Training for the issue of Certificates in Advanced Fire Fighting STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/3 and STCW Code Section A-VI/3

Cantwell Keogh & Associates, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 486 4044
Castlewarren Safety Centre, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 437 0934
Barnahely, Email: [email protected]
Ringaskiddy, Web: www.cmse.ie
Co. Cork.

Chris Mee Safety Engineering (CMSE) Tel: + 353 (0) 21 437 5021
Unit 1, Portgate Industrial Park Fax: + 353 (0) 21 437 5060
Raffeen, Email: [email protected]
Ringaskiddy,
Co. Cork

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie
B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected]

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Medical First Aid aboard Ship STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/4 and STCW Code Section A-VI/4 Paragraphs 1 to 3

B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected]

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Cantwell Keogh & Associates, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 486 4044
Castlewarren Safety Centre, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 437 0934
Barnahely, Email: [email protected]
Ringaskiddy,
Co. Cork.

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Bow Waves Tel: +353-(0)91-560560
Galway Sailing and Powerboat School Email: [email protected]
Harbour Enterprise Park Web: www.bowwaves.com
Galway

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency for persons in charge of Medical Care on board Ship STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/4 and STCW Code Section A-VI/4 Paragraphs 4 to 6

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than fast rescue boats STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/2 and STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Paragraphs 1 to 4

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in fast rescue boats STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/2 and STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Paragraphs 5 to 8

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Crisis Management and Human Behaviour STCW 78/95 Regulation V/2 paragraph 8 and STCW Code Section A-V/2 Paragraph 5

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity on board Ro-Ro Passenger Ships STCW 78/95 Regulation V/2 paragraph 7 and STCW Code Section A-V/2 Paragraph 4

Sea & Shore Safety Services Ltd, Tel: + 353 (0) 1 295 5991
"Happy Valley", Fax: + 353 (0) 1 295 7705
Glenamuck Road, Email: [email protected]
Dublin18 Web: www.seaandshore.ie

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency in Tanker Familiarization STCW 78/95 Regulation V/1 paragraph 1.2 and STCW Code Section A-V/1 Paragraphs 1 to 7.

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

Oil Tanker Training Programme STCW 78/95 Regulation V/1 paragraph 2.2 and STCW Code Section A-V/I Paragraphs 8 to 14

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

28 day On Board Oil Tanker and Gas Tanker Intensive Training in accordance with STCW 78.95 Regulation V/1 paragraph 2.1

BP Crewing Services Limited, Tel: + 44 (0) 1624 614460
Thornton House, Fax: +44 (0) 1624 631833
Belmont Hill, Email: [email protected]
Douglas,
Isle of Man IM1 4RE

Training for the issue of Certificates of Competency in GMDSS Radiocommunications STCW 78/95 Regulation IV/2 and Section A-IV/2

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0) 21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0) 21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

B.I.M. National Fisheries College, Tel: + 353 (0) 77 81068 / 81099
Greencastle, Fax: + 353 (0) 77 81278
Co. Donegal. Email: [email protected]

Bord Iascaigh Mhara, (BIM) Tel: + 353 (0) 1 214 4100
P.O. Box No. 12, Fax: + 353 (0) 1 284 1123
Crofton Road, Web: www.bim.ie
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin

B.I.M. Regional Fisheries Centre, Tel: + 353 (0) 27 70450
Castletownbere, Fax: + 353 (0) 27 70858
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]

Training for the issue of Certificates of Proficiency for Ship Security Officers STCW 78/95 Regulation VI/5 and STCW Code Section A-VI/5

National Maritime College of Ireland, Tel: + 353 (0)21 497 0600
Ringaskiddy, Fax: + 353 (0)21 497 0601
Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]
Web: nmci.ie

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#VOR - Team SCA have been posting some record-breaking times in their training runs off Lanzarote as of late, as the official Volvo Ocean Race website reports.

Most recently the all-female team set a new record from Puerto Calero to La Palma Marina last weekend. This achievement followed their victory in the Round Lanzarote Race last month - their first competitive event sailing together as a team.

"It was a fairly big milestone in our preparations and we were lucky to have great conditions, which enabled us to get the race record," said Vendee Glone veteran Sam Davies, who captains a squad of world-class racing women eager to jump into their next challenge - the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.

Meanwhile, the Volvo Ocean Race is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and put together the short film above "about the spirit and the people behind sport's ultimate test of character".

The heat is already on for the return of the race in October next year, with the new design VOR 65 coming together nicely.

In the latest video update following the new yacht's construction, VOR's Rick Deppe visits the Gottifredi Maffioli factory in Italy where the ropes are being made:

Published in Volvo Ocean Race

#Rowing - St Michael's Rowing Club in Dun Laoghaire has posted the above video giving an oar's eye view of one of their regular evening coastal rowing training sessions.

As the description says, the three-and-a-half-minute clip was shot with a miniature GoPro camera attached to the end of an oar which "caught they action from warm-up to interval training to clubhouse".

It's certainly a unique perspective - though maybe not suitable for anyone prone to motion sickness!

Published in Coastal Rowing

#Coastguard - Howth Coast Guard has blogged about its recent medical exercise with the Irish Red Cross.

The multi-casualty medical training exercise involved lowering a number of qualified and trainee emergency medical technicians (EMTs) into Whitewater Brook by the heights rescue team.

These EMTs served as serious trauma victims who were then retrieved through the joint effort of over 40 personnel between the two organisations who worked together to triage, treat and evacuate.

Another recent training exercise, as featured in the video above, involved the safe evacuation of a casualty with a lower limb fracture.

"One of the more common callouts we receive are for people enjoying walking or running in the area who slip and fracture a lower limb or ankle injury," said the North Dublin-based unit of the Irish Coast Guard.

"The team regularly train for this scenario, ensuring all members are able to stabilise, package, and evacuate by stretcher a casualty in this situation."

Published in Coastguard
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